This weekend the participants of closed pre-beta will be able to test torpedo boats: S-100 (1944), Fairmile D 617-632 and Elco PT 314 on “Scandinavia”, “The English shore”, “Ice Fields” and “African Gulf” locations.
The emergence of Naval technology in the middle 1800’s can trace it’s roots to the War of 1812. It was during this time that War Ships began adapting armor and new cannon technology that would shape the global design of not only newer generation fleets, but how naval warfare would be conducted for the next 200 years.
In Historical terms there exists three main periods of technological and political advances - The early period, the Golden Age, and the Modern eras. In a previous article we talked about how Naval Technology shaped the world in times of antiquity. Today we shall focus on the middle period known as the Golden Age of Sail or the Age of Discovery.